Iron is what the body needs to produce red blood cells. When the body does not get enough iron, it cannot produce the number of normal red blood cells needed; leading to iron deficiency (iron shortage) or iron deficiency anemia. Lack of iron may lead to unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, a decrease in physical performance, and learning problems in children and adults, and may increase chances of getting an infection.
Foods rich in iron include:
Dark green leafy vegetables: like Spinach. Iron fortified cereals. Read meat. Peas. Pork and poultry. Finally: Choose foods containing vitamin C to enhance iron absorption:- Oranges,Strawberries, Grape fruit, Melon, Peppers and Tomatoes.